How Does a Ductless Mini-Split Work?

Are you tired of your utility costs being too high? Have you been hearing more about ductless air conditioning and wondering what all of the talk is about? We’ve got the answers for homeowners in Crawfordville, Florida, who are looking to reduce utility costs by installing a ductless mini-split system. Thanks to the innovative technology of the mini-split, you’ll be able to save money while staying cool and comfortable this summer.

How Does a Mini-Split Work?

To fully understand how a ductless system operates, let’s first review how a standard HVAC system works. These forced air systems blow air across refrigerant-filled coils, which then travels throughout the home via duct systems. HVAC units consist of an indoor unit and an outdoor compressor unit that aid in the cycling of refrigerant. More components as well as the potential for energy loss in the duct network both make the standard HVAC less efficient.

So what makes a ductless system so special? It still consists of two major components: an outdoor compressor and an indoor air handling unit. The compressor cools and cycles refrigerant like a standard HVAC system, but then the refrigerant is pumped to the air handling unit which sits directly on the wall of your living space. The air handler then blows the air across the refrigerant and directly cools the room. These two major components are only connected by some tubing containing copper lines (for the refrigerant) and electrical wiring.

What Makes It So Efficient?

Without a duct network, you will feel all of the cool air sent by the system. No energy will be lost to leaks or dirty ducts. Multiple indoor air handlers can also be installed into individual areas of the home (designated as “zones”), which allow you to personalize your air and reduce wasted energy in rooms that are less seldom used.

While the technology for ductless mini-splits has existed for some time, it is constantly improving, bringing greater efficiency and comfort to your home. For more questions regarding mini-splits, or if you want to have one installed, give us a call at Advanced Air Care Heating & Cooling: 850-688-9265.

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